Cantina is a long rotation ryegrass with excellent persistence
- High-yielding plants were selected from a 15-year-old perennial ryegrass pasture in South Gippsland
- Background breeding contains New Zealand and Spanish germplasm for higher winter production
- Where summer rainfall occurs, hybrid breeding also enables improved summer growth
- New persistent, late heading perennial ryegarass.
Handy Tip: Cantina contains wild type endophyte. Use as a component in a pasture blend. Avoid grazing too low, when seed heads are present or when stressed in autumn. Ensure hay is baled at correct moisture content.
Dry matter yield data
Graph 1: Spring Yield Data, Perennial Ryegrass Trial, Yarck, VIC 2019.
Graph 2: Total Spring Yields, Perennial Ryegrass Trial, Yarck, VIC 2019.
Long rotation ryegrass
High feed quality
Rainfall 700mm+ or irrigation
Suited to medium to high fertility soils
Sow in autumn or spring if conditions are suitable
Sowing rate 20-30kg/ha